Microsoft’s new Xbox One S console wasn’t the only hardware announcement from the company at the E3 video game convention this morning. Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, also used the event to unveil plans for a new console, dubbed “Project Scorpio,” slated for release in late 2017.
“When it ships next year, we believe it will be the most powerful console ever built,” Spencer said.
The console will offer what Microsoft calls “true 4k gaming,” along with high-fidelity virtual reality, using 6 teraflops of graphics processing, with eight CPU cores, and 320 Gbps of memory bandwidth. Existing Xbox One games and accessories will work on the new console, as well.
“Project Scorpio is a serious inflection point for Team Xbox, and we’re announcing Project Scorpio today to give our developers and partners the ability take advantage of that capability now, in order to realize their visions for the future,” Spencer said during the briefing.
Here’s the teaser video shown during the event.
Other major Xbox announcements at the event include an initiative called Play Anywhere, that will let gamers buy a game once to play it across Xbox and Windows 10, and a a new “Arena Mode” for Xbox Live that will let gamers participate in tournaments of popular games.